Words on Wednesday: Poetry
Two In One Day: Post #2 - Thinking and Writing on Thursday

Two in One Day: Post #1 - A Poem in Your Pocket

Today . . . I am doing something unheard of.  

Today . . . I am posting TWICE.  (Please be sure to check my other post today by clicking here.)

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It's Poem In Your Pocket Day.  Share the power of poetry today with the people in your life today!

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the laughing heart

your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.

--- by Charles Bukowski

 

(The sculpture accompanying the poem in my post today is Hopeful by Linda Lewis, available at Button Gallery in Douglas, Michigan.  The photograph is my own.)

 

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Vera

Wonderful!!

Patty

A poem for everyone. Thanks Kym!

Bonny

Your photo and the poem are both stunning and perfectly paired. I think I will be carrying the laughing heart in my planner as it is one I want to read often. Thank you!

Carole

Oh, I just love this. It really says how I'm feeling about life these days.

Vicki

Ah, thanks. That is perfect.

margene

I love the last two lines! Thank you.

AsKatKnits

Lovely... and yes, YOU are marvelous! Thank you for sharing!

Mary

beautiful, Kym. and a complete treat to have two posts in one day!

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